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brigtsen's - still around and still good?

kevin Oct 15, 2011 10:27 PM


what dishes do you guys get there if so???

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    JazzyB Oct 20, 2011 07:10 PM

    Same as always. I prefer all appetizers with a side of cornbread with smoked corn butter (the stuff in the ramekin served on the seafood platter).

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    1. re: JazzyB
      kevin Oct 20, 2011 07:36 PM

      I fucking beyond loved the Roasted Duck with dried Sour Cherry Sauce and their strawberry shortcake with fresh whipped cream and Ponchatoula strawberries

      What appetizers do you get there?


      1. re: kevin
        JazzyB Oct 21, 2011 05:04 AM

        Depends on what's on the menu. The softshell with pecan meuniere is one of the best in town. The dark roux etouffe over black pepper biscuits, shrimp remoulade w/guac/corn salsa is refreshing, quail....just about everything is good although, I don't care for the bisque. It is like a cup of thickened cream.... you can just about stand your sppon upright. Got a cup for the table to try, passed it around and still had over 1/2 left.

        We have not been in quite awhile. The menu seems to rotate rather than change. Same old, same old. We did it to death, going every week for about 6 weeks.

        The cherry sauce is incredibly simple to make (get the tart cherries at WF). It pairs nicely with roast pork. Additionally, it freezes well.

        1. re: JazzyB
          karendor Oct 22, 2011 07:36 PM

          My daughter just went with her grandad (sort of a fussy No. Cal diner!) tonight and they had a great meal from all reports. Both had the house salad with spiced pecans, she had the rabbit tenderloins with Andouille Parmesan Grits Cake, and he had the roast duck. (She said it came with dirty rice?)

          They shared a sweet potato bread pudding that was (apparently) to die for. Lovely hostessing from Mme. Brightsen as well!

          I cannot wait to get back to NOLA -- 11/23 and I am there!

    2. GroovinGourmet Oct 23, 2011 06:42 AM

      Yes, and yes. I cannot imagine a trip to NO without at least one visit to Brigtsen's. One of my favorite restaurants anywhere.

      Brigtsen's Restaurant
      723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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